King County voters saw through Rossi

Letter writer Nick Gottuso needs to get his facts straight (“Recount: King County story isn’t adding up,” Dec. 17). The reason the 573 ballots he questions from King County were not counted the first time around was not because the voters couldn’t follow directions. Rather, the county elections division did not have their signatures entered into their computer. They did, however, have their signatures on paper and were able to determine these were legitimate votes missed on the first count.

This procedure has been used in other counties, including Snohomish. It is only because King County has overwhelmingly voted against Dino Rossi that the GOP has cried foul.

King County’s opposition to Rossi cannot be blamed on liberal Seattle. Seattle only makes up one third of the county’s population. Rather, I feel it is due to the fact they know Dino Rossi since he’s from there.

After the defeats of Ellen Craswell and John Carlson, the GOP learned an admitted right winger could not be elected to statewide office. Therefore, Rossi ran as a moderate Republican. The sad fact is many in the media instead of doing their job bought into this claim.

Dino Rossi is no moderate. Do an Internet search on him and you’ll see what I mean. The last governor who shared Rossi’s view on the environment was Dixie Lee Ray. Enough said.

Mark Stocker


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